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June 12, 2021

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Sources: Clippers’ Billups on Celtics interview list

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Boston Celtics president Brad Stevens has received permission from teams to interview several assistant coaches for his franchise’s head coaching job, including the LA Clippers‘ Chauncey Billups, sources told ESPN. Stevens started making calls on Wednesday to get the OK to talk to several candidates, including Billups, Milwaukee Bucks‘ Darvin......

Report: Billups, Ham Among List of Candidates for Celtics Job

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Just a week ago, news broke that Celtics coach Brad Stevens would replace Danny Ainge as the team’s president of basketball operations, and he wasted no time beginning the search to find his successor on the sideline. Stevens......

Celtics Take a Chance on Brad Stevens … Again

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BOSTON — Danny Ainge is out. Brad Stevens is in. And I only have one question: Did anyone think about calling Sam Presti? Ainge’s exit, formally announced by the Celtics on Wednesday, is unsurprising, with rumors that Ainge, Boston’s top front office exec since 2003, could step down rippling through......

Sources: Ainge out, Stevens to C’s front office

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10:32 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Danny Ainge is stepping down as the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations and the franchise is elevating coach Brad Stevens to run basketball operations, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Celtics will start a search to hire a head coach to replace Stevens, sources......

Stevens Replaces Ainge, Celtics Eye New Head Coach

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Nets eliminate Celtics, quickly turn sights to Bucks

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NEW YORK — After a dominant 34-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance to help close out the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nets star James Harden was already looking ahead to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team’s second-round opponent, by the time he sat down for his postgame news......

The Nets’ Offensive Trio Was Too Much for Outmanned Celtics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Three thoughts on Brooklyn’s series-clinching 123-109 win over Boston on Tuesday … In the end, the Celtics were outgunned Credit Boston—down three starters, with Kemba Walker and Robert Williams joining Jaylen Brown on the sidelines for the last......

In ugly incident in Boston, fan tosses water bottle at Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving, who blames “underlying Racism”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Boston — Kyrie Irving says banning fans who mistreat NBA players won’t solve the problem. It goes much deeper than that. “(It’s) just underlying racism, and treating people like they’re in a human zoo,” Irving said after a water......

Celtics fan appears to throw water bottle at Irving

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A Boston Celtics fan who appeared to throw a water bottle at Kyrie Irving‘s head as he was leaving the court at TD Garden following the Brooklyn Nets‘ 141-126 victory on Sunday night has been arrested, a league source told ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. The bottle missed Irving, who was walking......

Fan Throws Water Bottle at Kyrie Irving After Game 4

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe As the Nets walked off the floor following their 141-126 win over the Celtics in Game 4 of the first round, Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving was nearly hit in the head by a water bottle thrown from the......

Tatum’s latest 50 takes focus off Kyrie, lifts Celts

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1:16 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Every one of the 4,789 fans who entered TD Garden on Friday night came ready to boo Kyrie Irving until their voices were hoarse. But after the Boston Celtics came away with a stunning 125-119 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3......

Jayson Tatum Pulls Celtics Up Off the Mat

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix My observations from Boston’s 125-119 win over Brooklyn on Friday: Celtics get up off the mat How improbable was that? After taking a six-point lead into the locker room at halftime of Game 1, the Celtics were outscored......

Celtics’ Brown: Racism is bigger than basketball

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9:12 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown weighed in on the discussion of racism in Boston before Game 3 of the team’s first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night, saying the issue transcends basketball. Brown, addressing the media for the first time since undergoing......

Celtics Top Nets in Game 3 Behind Tatum’s 50-Point Night

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe With their season on the brink, the Celtics needed their best players to rise to the occasion in Game 3 on Friday. All-Star Jayson Tatum proved more than able to answer the call. Tatum proved too much for......

Kyrie Irving’s Return to Boston Reignites Racism Issue

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxMzM1NDY3MDA0Nzk4OTIz/kyrie-irving-nets-celtics.jpg Chris Mannix BOSTON — Kyrie Irving is back in town on Friday. He will bring Kevin Durant, James Harden … and a decades-long debate about racism in a city with a nasty history of it with him. In case you missed it (and at this point, how could you?),......

NBA experts: Six big takeaways from the playoffs’ first six days

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The 2021 NBA playoffs are less than one week old, but we’ve already seen some epic superstar performances, upsets brewing and plenty of fans back in the stands. Can Luka Doncic and the Mavericks send the LA Clippers home early? Are the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks headed for......

Smart Backs Irving’s Remarks About Hearing Slurs in Boston

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Speaking to the media ahead of Friday’s Game 3 against the Nets, Celtics guard Marcus Smart echoed recent remarks by former teammate Kyrie Irving about hearing racist comments from fans at Boston home games. Irving played for the......

Nets Put Series Out of Reach With Game 2 Blowout

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Observations from a Celtics-Nets game that probably should have been called by slaughter rule at halftime … This Nets offense is good Brooklyn showed flashes of its explosiveness in Game 1, using an 18-4 run to open the......

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